Our Beautiful Game book and activity pack

Our Beautiful Game book and activity pack

Our Beautiful Game book and activity pack

Lou Kuenzler
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An inspiring historical story, perfect for kids aged 8+

Readers will be transported back in time with Our Beautiful Game by Lou Kuenzler plus an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in November 2021.

“This fantastic novel opened a window into a period of history we’ve not seen in many children’s books. We knew our subscribers would be fascinated to learn more about how women, particularly those who liked football, were treated at the time”


Inspired by the incredible real life stories of trailblazing women footballers like Lily Parr, it's a story of football, feminism and friendship.

Polly's brother Joe leaves home to serve in the trenches, but all Polly wants is to play football and forget the war. Forced to stay at home to help with endless chores, Polly must fight with everything she has to fulfil her dreams and show the world that football is not just for boys...

Lou Kuenzler is the author of many picture and chapter books for children, including The Return of the Railway Children, a follow up to the classic E Nesbit story.

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder, instructions for playing cat’s cradle and a football-focused drawing activity. There’s also a recipe for orange jelly slices and facts about women’s football alongside jokes and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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This pack is also available as part of a gift set:

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Cockatoo reading group, aged roughly 8 to 12.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Victoria Brown
Perfect present

Bought as a thank you gift, the recipient was delighted. It's a well pitched (excuse the pub!) book for this age and suited the sports mad reader who enjoyed learning more about the origins of the beautiful game and the female perspective.
It's a perfectly packaged mix with enjoyable activities to compliment the book.

Faye Fadden

The product it a great idea but I was a little disappointed. Book looks great but was hoping that the accompanying pack would be a little like a panini book and magazine monthly I used to get as a child from which I read my way through lots of children’s classics I would never have come across or understood. It contained information that helped with comprehension - author fact file, historical context etc plus fun activities based on the book. For almost £6 more than the list price, the magazine was disappointing - I don’t think it adds much reading incentive.

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